Why Scottsdale is an Incredible Place for a Vacation

Scottsdale, Arizona is known for its endless sunshine, gorgeous desert vistas and intriguing mix of down-to-earth western friendliness and modern sophistication. Whether you are looking for culture and cuisine or recreation and relaxation, this city provides an excellent escape.

So what are some of the reasons why you should start planning your Scottsdale vacation? Here are just a few:

It is Located in the Beautiful Sonoran Desert
The stunning desert surroundings of Scottsdale are home to clear skies, colorful wildflowers, prickly cacti and sensational sunsets. Take a guided interpretive hike at Pinnacle Peak Park, go on a trek in McDowell Sonoran Preserve or enjoy a walk along the Discovery Trail at the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden.

For the ultimate desert experience, enjoy a bird’s eye view on a hot-air balloon ride above the mountain peaks or a thrilling tour via Jeep through the ridges and desert trails.

It is a Paradise for Golf Lovers
There are more than 50 different golf courses in the Scottsdale area, offering challenging terrain with the gorgeous rugged desert as a backdrop. Some of the best courses include Grayhawk Golf Club, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and the superb and luxurious Troon North.

It Has a Thriving Art Scene
From the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to the modern and quirky galleries of downtown, the art scene in Scottsdale is alive and well.

The city has more art galleries per capita than almost any other city in the USA. From 7 – 9 p.m. every Thursday you can enjoy the Scottsdale Art Walk. There are more than 100 galleries in downtown Scottsdale that open their doors to art lovers during this time.

It is Perfect For Desert Stargazing
Located in the large and arid desert approximately 2,600 feet above sea level, Scottsdale is ideally placed for viewing the sparkling galaxies above. The region has some of the darkest skies in the country and the conditions are just right for celestial appreciation.

And if you’re looking for a luxurious and stylish place to stay during your Scottsdale vacation, take a look at the plush accommodations at the Sanctuary on Camelback.